Acne Mask/Facial Mask - Quick Start TutorialMoor mud mask video tutorial for skin face care
Facial Mask/Acne Mask Application ToolsBefore you apply your facial mask, you will need a few facial mask application tools which can be ordered from us either separately or as part of a Moor mud mask starter kit if you do not have your own.
For a facial or body treatment you will need:
|Use an atomiser/misting spray bottle with a fine mist to keep your mud mask damp. You want to avoid those that only allow a "jet" spray which will remove the mask you have so carefully applied! Our facial mask atomiser spray makes a lovely addition to any bathroom and delivers EXACTLY the right amount of mist.|
|The brush in the photo is the sort you will need to apply your facials. A wider one is great if you will be treating a larger surface of skin, but to get into the nooks and crannies of the face this size is ideal. The bristle length should be a maximum of 2.5cm (1") which is fairly standard and the width around 2cm (3/4")-2.5cm (1"). You can even use a pastry brush but you will need to cut the bristles down to the required length otherwise it will be difficult to control the application.|
Moor Mud Mask Application
For normal, undamaged skin, apply Moor Mud Mask at 5-7 day intervals. For ALL other skin types, use DAILY as a facial mask/body treatment for 21 days then drop down to a maintenance routine of applications once every 3-5 days. You will need to experiment with this as everyone is different and therefore maintenance times will vary according to the individual. If your condition is severe you will probably need to use the facial mask every 3 days or so.
If you eat an unhealthy diet, internal cleansing to complement the external results which the mask can achieve is desirable, however you should consult your physician or doctor before undertaking any type of internal detox. Should you decide NOT to alter your diet, you will still see results from using Moor Mask but they may not be achieved as fast or as dramatically.
The most important thing to remember when applying the mud mask is that unlike a traditional mud mask, Moor Mask should NOT be allowed to dry out on the skin. The ONLY exception to this is IF you are using Moor Mask® as an acne mask in which case you should allow the mud mask to dry out SLIGHTLY before spraying it with water. Before you start, familiarise yourself with the photos on this page so you know how the mask should and shouldn't look during facial treatments.
Do NOT let Moor Mask® dry out in the jar, as you use it, be sure to cover the remaining contents with a thin layer of filtered or bottled water to maintain it's integrity.
Although the following instructions might seem a bit overwhelming for first time users we promise that after a few treatments, application will seem like second-nature and the results are well worth the effort!
- Before using the mask - stir the contents of the jar thoroughly to ensure the moor water and the facial mask are completely mixed.
- Place enough Moor Mask® into a cup or bowl to cover the area you wish to treat - using it straight from the jar may contaminate the remaining mask.
- Check the mud mask for thickness. You are aiming for it to just "hang" from your (clean!) fingers or the brush you will be using to apply it. If it is too thick you can mix it with a little lukewarm or cold filtered/bottled water and stir. Keep adding water a little at a time, until you have achieved the required consistency.
- Cleanse area to be treated with a mild VEGETABLE based soap or ideally one of our Moor mud soaps and water and rinse area well. Pat dry.
- Moor Mask® should be applied with a brush - see the "Facial Mask/Acne Mask Application Tools" section above. We recommend a good quality facial mask brush and offer one on the Moor Mask® orders section which is perfect for the job.
- Apply facial mask to "toughened" areas first, leaving more sensitive areas until last. For example apply to any spots, chin, sides of nose and forehead first, then to neck and cheeks.
- For the first 4 or 5 treatments avoid using the mask on the eyelids, under the eyes and on the mouth - see the separate section below on this. On your 6th facial you can include these areas for treatment.
- On visible capillaries or extra sensitive skin, you might prefer to leave application across these areas until the last 2 minutes of treatment initially, until the skin normalises.
- For your FIRST TREATMENT, on normal or dry skin, leave the mask on for only 3-5 minutes. For male, oily and problem skin you may increase this time to 5-8 minutes.
- For ADDITIONAL TREATMENTS, increase the time the moor mud mask is left on the skin to a MAXIMUM of 10 minutes for normal, dry or sensitive skin or 15-20 minutes if you are treating acne or problem areas.
- Once you have completely applied the mask and it is on your skin, you MUST keep it damp. Should you be lucky enough to have easy access to a sauna or steam room - this is a great way to keep the mask damp with minimal effort, (although be careful not to get the mask so wet that it starts to drip off the skin), otherwise, the best way to do this is to use an atomiser misting/spray bottle with a fine or adjustable spray - see "What you will need" above.
- Do not spray the mask too closely, use the misting spray from a distance. You want to keep the mask damp, but not so wet that it starts to drip off the skin!
- Once the alloted treatment time is up, the mask can be easily removed with warm water. A soft flannel is simple to use and don't worry, Moor Mask will NOT permanently stain fabrics so you can safely throw it in the washing machine after use and it will come out good as new.
- If there is any remaining mask left on the skin, it can be removed gently with damp cotton wool pads.
- Gently pat the skin dry with soft tissue, any redness to the skin will diminish shortly.
- If at all possible you should not apply ANY other product to the skin for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight.
Moor Mud Mask Application - Things to Remember
- After treatment, you should RELAX for at least 30 minutes and drink plenty of water. An application of Moor Mask® will encourage your skin to release any stored toxins back into the bloodstream, so that your body can eliminate them. Drinking water and resting helps in flushing these from your system as quickly as possible.
- Some users suffering with moderate to severe acne report a worsening of their condition initially. Should this be the case we recommend that you discontinue using ANY chemical products on your skin at the same time as you are undergoing the normalisation process. This will allow the moor mud mask to work without interference and enable you to ascertain the effect the actual mask is having on the skin.
- During the purging process when first using the facial mask you may experience a dryness or 'tightening' of the skin - should this occur please resist the temptation to use other products (including moisturiser) on your skin for at least 4 hours (and for maximum benefit - overnight).
- Other skin purging symptoms can include itchy patches, red blotches and whiteheads. This is all perfectly normal and should subside by week 3 or normalisation at the latest unless your particular condition is severe or you have multiple conditions you are attempting to treat, in which case it can take longer for the skin to regulate itself.
Eyelids and LipsAfter 4 or 5 Moor Mask® facials have been applied the facial mask may be put on to the eyelids (be careful to avoid getting in eyes) to help combat drooping and prevent further sagging and also UNDER the eyes if bags and/or dark circles are an issue. For the first time you should only keep the mask on these areas for 3 minute, slowly increasing to a maximum of 10 minutes during subsequent treatments. Alternatively, if crepey skin, eye bags, crows feet, dark circles, undereye bags or puffy eyes are of a particular concern we recommend our intensive Eye & Lip mask be applied to these areas. The Eye & Lip version of our facial mask can also be used on ANY
stubborn problem areas you may have anywhere on the face or body.
Moor Mud Facial Mask - Other UsesYou can use Moor Mask® daily if necessary, anywhere on the body for help in relieving painful inflammatory conditions in joints, bunions, burns, sunburn, gout, liver spots etc. However, it should NOT be used on any open sores or wounds.
You can print out a simple copy of this page to keep with you when applying Moor Mask® for the first time by clicking here.
Moor Mask® Application - The "Do's" and the "Don't's"!In order to help you apply our Moor mud mask in the correct way you can refer to the photos below:
|This consistency of Moor Mask® is about right for application. Once enough mask has been removed from the jar and placed in a bowl or dish, it can be thinned out as necessary by adding water bit by bit and mixing well. The first few treatments from a jar tend to be the right consistency without mixing but once a jar has been opened the contents may slowly start to thicken over time. (Do NOT allow it to dry out completely in the jar otherwise the mask won't work!) When the consistency is right, it should "hang" from your fingers or brush.|
|In this picture the mask has been applied far too thinly - you need to be generous with it - otherwise it will dry out too quickly and won't work properly - so don't be shy with it!|
|The thickness of the mask in this photo is better - BUT it's still too thin and is starting to dry out on the skin. This is okay if you are using the mud as an acne mask (you can let it dry SLIGHTLY before spraying) but all other skin types need to ensure the mask is kept DAMP at all times whilst on the skin.|
|This image shows the correct consistency and thickness when the mask is first applied - this is what you are aiming for!|
|After a few squirts on your misting spray, this is what your facial mask should look like - this is perfect!|